GARF'S NEW INTERN - ARTICLE BY TREVER - BULLET PROOF REEFS

One day after putting the Grunge or live sand and water into the tank,
several species of hermit crabs and snails should be added.

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It is very important to get as many types of algae eaters as possible . This mixture of snails will be better able to eat the different types of algae the will grow in new reef. These janitors will clean the first bloom of dinoflagellate algae and afterwards will continue to remove excess algae and organic debris from the aquarium. One week after the tank has been set up, it will be ready for soft corals, and six months after the initial set of hardy Small Polyp Stony Corals - SPS- (like Montipora ) will thrive in the aquarium. As soon as these hardy SPS are growing well you can add Acropora.

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